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Evo, the world's most famous fighting game tournament, has brought an end to an era by announcing that Street Fighter IV - a title that's been played consistently at the yearly event since it launched in 2009 - has been dropped from this year's upcoming competition.

Of course, with Street Fighter V releasing next month, it comes as no real surprise, but it's still incredibly strange to see Street Fighter IV's absence on Evo's roster. Capcom's newest brawler will join titles such as Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat X, and Guilty Gear Xrd - Revelator.

Needless to say, some fighting game enthusiasts aren't happy with Street Fighter IV being dropped from the lineup completely - especially since Nintendo property Super Smash Bros. has two separate games in the running.

Still, we can't wait to see the new generation of Street Fighter take to the stage this summer. Let's just hope that the new challenger can produce the same amazing moments that are now synonymous with the franchise and this particular tournament.